Trinity in Washington, a comprehensive university in the Nation’s capital, invites applicants and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Nursing Programs in the School of Nursing and Health Professions (NHP). The Associate Dean is the Chief Nursing Officer responsible to manage and supervise all academic programs leading to nursing degrees and credentials. The Associate Dean leads the Nursing faculty in the development of policies, courses and curricula for the current Nursing degrees (RN-BSN, BSN) as well as strategic development of new Nursing programs at the MSN level. The Associate Dean works directly with the Dean of NHP and in cooperation with the Provost and President on issues related to Nursing curricula, technology, personnel and facilities. Trinity is constructing a new academic center that will include new Nursing laboratories; planning the pedagogies and technologies appropriate for this new facility is a top priority for the next Associate Dean/CNO.
The Associate Dean/CNO is Trinity’s chief representative to the D.C. Board of Nursing and the accreditors at the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is responsible to ensure Trinity’s full compliance with all licensure regulations and accreditation standards to ensure that Trinity’s programs remain in good standing. The Associate Dean/CNO is also responsible to develop and manage the range of community partnerships required to sustain the Nursing Program, particularly the clinical relationships. The Associate Dean/CNO is also responsible to develop the faculty and administrative staff of the Nursing Program, in cooperation with the Dean and Provost, and in particular to ensure the continuing professional education of the faculty to ensure their ability to foster professional success for Trinity’s students. This program leader must pay particular attention to the ability of the faculty to ensure the success of Trinity’s graduates on the NCLEX exam.
The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate, preferably in Nursing or a directly-related field as well as an earned MSN in Nursing. The candidate must also hold a current RN license with eligibility for licensure in the District. S/he should have a minimum of 3 years of full-time collegiate or university experience in an administrative position reflecting a high degree of accountability and vision. Additionally, the candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in a college or university setting, ideally in a setting similar to Trinity’s.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, no more than two pages, detailing their interest and relevant experience for the position as well as a current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Please submit all material via email, using “Chief Nursing Officer: [Candidate’s Last Name]” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. While the position remains open Trinity identifies and hires the ideal candidate, the University expects to name the Chief Nursing Officer by July 1.